“With our strength, they (Albanians) will not be able to underestimate us and condition us to have two languages in the entire territory of the country or to learn the Albanian language”, declared Gruevski.
Skopje, April 9, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Leader of VMRO-DPMNE and prime minister Nikola Gruevski demanded the vote of the Macedonian voters to win 63 seats in parliament in order to implement the 2046 promised projects and to avoid the conditioning of Albanian parties during the formation of post electoral coalitions.
“Why do we need 63 and not 59 MPs? Because with this strength, we will be able to implement the projects that we have and Project 2046. With this strength, we will not give into the blackmailing of the Albanian party BDI and other parties”, said Gruevski last evening during a TV interview.
He has described how during the previous government, he was obliged to accept conditions and passage of laws by certain people and parties, alluding to Albanians.
“We have been blackmailed and conditioned in relation to state and national interests, but with our strength that we will have after the elections, they will not be able to underestimate us and condition us for the president not to be elected by the people, but by BDI”, said Gruevski.
Here he mentioned the request of BDI and other Albanian parties to respect Albanian language in FYR Macedonia.
“With our strength, they will not be able to underestimate us and condition us to have two languages throughout the entire territory or to condition us to learn the Albanian language”, declared Gruevski.
Gruevski also added that he has nothing against learning the Albanian language, as every language enriches the mind. “But the problem consists on obliging people in Strumica, Gjevgjeli, Kratova or Skopje to learn the Albanian language”, said the leader of VMRO-DPMNE.
Parliament of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has 123 seats, while Gruevski is demanding 63 seats for the formation of a pure Macedonian majority. /ibna/